See Bungalow 55’s timeless tropical designs in its new Dempsey store.

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See Bungalow 55’s timeless tropical designs in its new Dempsey store.

Handcoloured prints of sea creatures and botany can add to an elegant atmosphere.

After seven years at Cluny Court, furniture and home accessories boutique Bungalow 55 has moved to a new nest. 

Perched on a spacious third storey unit in Dempsey, the 1,350 sq ft boutique is surrounded by tall trees and blessed with a constant stream of natural light. This sets a serene backdrop for the brand’s tropical glam pieces that are personally sourced by founder Nina Beale from America, Australia and Europe. She also runs an interior styling service, which was one of the reasons for the move.

My Reading Room

The round Pineapple Table is a made-toorder item. 

“The home styling consultations have now become a significant part of Bungalow 55. We needed a larger space to accommodate our furniture, and to design a better client experience. When I saw the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the jungle, I was sold!” she says.

Nina’s collection consists of unique items that are hard to find in Singapore, such as nature-inspired pieces – for instance, the Costa Verde hanging lamp constructed out of plant fibres – as well as customisable furniture like the X-Desk, named after its crossed wooden legs.

My Reading Room

Nina says styling consultations are based on clients’ lifestyle and interests, so as to “create homes and not a showroom of design pieces”.

To maximise the space, Nina used her signature round tables to create a figure-of-eight flow. This fits the counter and client consultation area and creates a relaxed, happy atmosphere. 

When asked how she would describe Bungalow 55 customers, she says: “Someone who is discerning, interesting, fun and has a sense of humour!” 

Visit Bungalow 55 at Block 8D Dempsey Road, or go to https://www.bungalow55.com.